5/31/11

Lincoln & the Ghosts of the Civil War

Artwork by Mark Turner

The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln is a lynchpin of American history.  Once in office, the long simmering feuds between northern and southern states soon boiled over into what would become known as the American Civil War.  It was Lincoln, who through his asserted will, personal charisma, and perceptive intelligence, led the Northern Union states to a hard fought victory.  620,000 men died in the Civil War, exceeding the nation's losses of any other American war.  Turbulent moments often leave their mark on time and some would say, they make an impression on the fabric of unseen space, the ether of the world between the living and the dead.



Lincoln's Visions
 
Lincoln himself was no stranger to the world of the Paranormal.  While running for the office of President, Lincoln was listening to friends discuss the possibilities of Civil War, Lincoln said to them; "Gentlemen, you may be surprised and think it strange, but when the doctor here was describing a war, I distinctly saw myself, in second sight, bearing an important part in that strife."

On the day he won his election for president, exhausted, he sat in his bedroom.  Staring in the mirror at the man who was the newly elected president, Lincoln saw in the reflection a vision of two separate and clearly defined faces.  The vision faded and then returned.  The first face was normal, but the second looked pale, death like.  The vision again faded.  Lincoln told his wife, Mary Todd, about it. In the following days he tried to make it happen again, to demonstrate it for his wife.  Mary Todd did not see it, but she told him what she thought it meant.  The first healthy face was his current face, indicating that he would live out his first term in office, but the other faces deathly pale complexion indicated that he would not live to see the end of the second term.

During the war, Lincoln used the telegraph lines like we would use the internet or a fax machine today.  He was constantly updated, reading the latest news from his commanders.  After one visit to the telegraph office, he read the reports and left, only to come back sometime later in a panic and ordered the operator to send a line out that the Confederates were about to cross the Union lines!  The operator asked where he had received this sudden turn of information and Lincoln responded; "My God man, I saw it!"

After the death of Lincoln's 11 year old son William, the Lincolns were devastated by the loss.  It was after his son's passing that the Lincoln's began inviting mediums, psychics or spiritualists to the White House.  Seances were conducted, and it is believed that they were trying to contact their dead son.  Information too is said to have been obtained from the 'other side'.  The president would ask for insights and advice on the war.  There is also an account of a seance conducted by medium Nettie Colburn Maynard, where a piano levitated and Mr. Lincoln and rail-road lobbyist Colonel Simon Kase climbed onto the piano to keep it down.  It moved so much that they had to jump off the piano.

On March 4th 1865, Lincoln began his second term as president, the south was losing the war.  By April 9th,  Confederate Commander General Robert E Lee surrendered.  Soon after, the president recounted a prophetic dream;  

About ten days ago, I retired late. I soon began to dream. There seemed to be a death-like stillness about me. Then I heard subdued sobs, as if a number of people were weeping. I thought I left my bed and wandered downstairs. There the silence was broken by the same pitiful sobbing, but the mourners were invisible. I went from room to room; no living person was in sight, but the same mournful sounds of distress met me as I passed along.  It was light in all the rooms; every object was familiar to me, but where were all the people who were grieving as if their hearts would break? I was puzzled and alarmed. What could be the meaning of all this? Determined to find the cause of a state of things so mysterious and so shocking, I kept on until I arrived at the East Room, which I entered. Before me was a catafalque, on which rested a corpse wrapped in funeral vestments. Around it were stationed soldiers who were acting as guards; and there was a throng of people, some gazing mournfully upon the corpse, whose face was covered, others weeping pitifully.  

"Who is dead in the White House?", I demanded of one of the soldiers.  

"The President", was his answer," He was killed by an assassin."

Then came a loud burst of grief from the crowd, which awoke me from my dream. I slept no more that night; and although it was only a dream, I have been strangely annoyed by it ever since.

- Abraham Lincoln, 1856


A few days later on April 14th, while attending a play with his wife, President Lincoln was shot in the back of the head at point blank range by southern sympathizer John Wilkes Booth.  Lincoln died the next morning.  The war ended but true to the prediction of the two faces in the mirror, Lincoln did not live to see the end of his second term.


Lincoln's Ghost

Mary Todd Lincoln, distraught over the loss of her husband, held seances to contact him and felt that she had succeeded in reaching his spirit.  Years after Lincoln's death train procession and funeral, people still report seeing his funeral train riding on the rails again in April.  Lincoln is also said to haunt the White House.  During Grant's presidency the Lincoln child, William, who died at the White House was seen. Calvin Coolidge's wife Grace is said to be first to encounter President Lincoln's ghost.  She saw him standing at the window of the oval office with his hands clasped behind his back gazing out over the Potomac. She saw him numerous times after that.  Franklin Roosevelt's valet, Cesar Carrera, ran out of the White House screaming after seeing Abe's ghost.  Assistant to Elanor Roosevelt, Mary Eben, saw his ghost sitting on his bed in the Lincoln bedroom, pulling off his boots.  Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands was a guest at the White House and in the middle of the night, heard a knock on her bedroom door.  She went to the door and opened it, and saw Lincoln fully dressed with top hat and beard.  The Queen fainted, and when she regained her senses, he was gone.  British Prime minister Winston Churchill was staying at the White House's Lincoln Bedroom and had disrobed for his bath when he walked into the bedroom to see Lincoln leaning on the fireplace mantle.  They looked at each other for a moment.  Possibly embarrassed, Lincoln faded from view.  Allegedly, Churchill refused to sleep in White House after that.  Gerald Ford's daughter saw his ghost in the 1980's, and Reagan's Daughter, Maureen and her husband saw the ghost near the fireplace.

Ghosts of the Civil War

Lives cut short in their prime are sometimes thought to stay behind and relive their past.  Some call it residual energy, more like a recording playing back than the actual living spirit of a human form, but whatever they are, war ghosts are as old as wars themselves.

After looking over most of the big Civil War battles and their ghosts, most of them have a common grisly theme.  When soldiers were wounded in those days, anesthesia was practically nonexistent and when a limb needed to be amputated, something to bite on was about all the patient was offered.  After every battle there were makeshift hospitals set up in the largest place possible, church's, hotels, or other large meeting rooms where the wounded were treated and the arms and legs were sawed off and tossed out the window, piled high to the second story window while the patient looked on.  From battlefields like Antietam and Gettysburg come ghost sounds of the screams and cries of these poor boys, now ghosts, who probably died from loss of blood, shock or gangrene even after their limbs were sawed from their bodies.  The sounds of rifle and cannon fire and the smell of gun powder are still detected on some nights.  Mystery lights of the soldier's campfires are seen at nearly every battlefield too.  Houses still standing from the days of the war near these former fields of hell tell many tales of soldiers and civilians killed by stray bullets that haunt their homes.

I camped near the battle fields of Antietam, and it was a rather unsettling experience.  I was glad we had brought sleeping pills.  I have a link below about our adventure and some photos of orbs taken that night.  Ghosts, or camera anomalies, there was something watching us from the woods, and it felt like above us too.

- Mark

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Our Visit to Antietam . . .
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Sources and links of interest . . .



S√ČANCES IN THE WHITE HOUSE? Abraham Lincoln & The Supernatural by Tom Taylor

White House Ghosts from Haunted Places.com


http://www.prairieghosts.com/antietam.html

Ghosts in Gettysburg and Antietam

5/29/11

South Point Ohio UFO May 25th & 28th 2011-Mysterious World Exclusive!



On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 12:06 AM, Anonymous wrote:

I live in South Point, Ohio. I was enjoying the stars with my husband and a friend of ours on May 25th, when we noticed two stars started to dance. As we watched them move close together, one moved in a small circle, and they both flew out of sight. Just a few seconds later, four planes came from behind us, and three more came from the Kentucky side of the Ohio river. Those planes stayed in the sky all night, and while I watched them circle the sky, I noticed a triangle of separated lights. A plane flew low in our direction and the point of the triangle disappeared in a dash across the sky. The other two hovered for a second, then moved close to each other, and also flew off very quickly. Last night, May 28, I pointed out another light to the same friend and my husband! This has been amazing!


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Stonehenge Beneath Lake Michigan


Mastodon
Discovered in 2007 and 40 feet under the surface of Grand Travers Bay off of Lake Michigan, were a series of stones arranged in a circle.  Originally, the archeologists were searching for sunken ships, they found ships, a car, even a Civil War-era pier, but it was the discovery of the circular stones, and in particular, one stone setting out from the circle, that alerted the scientific community that this was a significant find.  On the rock was the carving of a mastodon. Mastodons have been extinct for 10,000 years.
The Lake Michigan Mastodon
When I heard about this, I thought about my trip to see the Newark Earthworks in Ohio, the ancient Native American Indian mounds that are thought to be an observatory for the moon.  The Circle, that I photographed, pictured below, is the exact same circumference as England's Stonehenge.  Is this the same ancient civilization that was in Michigan, that was in Ohio and in England?
The Circle in Newark, which is now part of a golf course, is the exact same circumference as England's Stonehenge

Sonar Image of Lake Michigan Stonehenge

  Mark Holley, professor of underwater archeology at North Western Michigan College 
      
Source. . . 


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5/28/11

Thank You Everyone!

Over 1500 hits in the first month of this blog!  Thank you everyone who has visited this site and I'll keep working hard to bring you more of the strangeness! 

- Mark 




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5/26/11

Alien Bases and UFO's on the Moon?


Long before the Apollo astronauts landed on the moon, our ancient ancestors had entertained the idea that someone was already there. 

Edgar Mitchell
I had heard the theories that our government had found bases on the moon, signs of ancient alien civilizations, much like in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. There is no end of speculation about the subject of aliens on the moon as any Google or YouTube search will prove.  Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell, a man that has been to the moon and back, says he was told by a high ranking government official, that aliens have been visiting Earth.  Mitchell has also said that he's looked at all the supposed 'evidence' of bases on the moon that have been offered on the net, but to his eyes, he didn't see a shred of proof.  He does however believe that we are being visited by someone.  




Neil Armstrong
There are several stories out that Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong saw 'huge ships' parked near a crater on the moon, and that they were 'very menacing'.  What ads to the mystery of these alleged comments is that two of the sources for these stories come from people that either spoke to or over heard Armstrong; one a professor who spoke to him at a symposium and the second a former British MI6 agent, the equivalent of our CIA, who heard Armstrong talking to someone about the ships.  Both have retold almost the exact same story and both still remain anonymous. What adds more momentum to the mystery of what Niel Armstrong did or did not see on the moon, is that the man rarely grants interviews, and according to Aldrin, Armstrong is almost a recluse. Buzz Aldrin on several occasions, has recounted the Apollo 11 encounter with a UFO while en route to the moon!  (See Below) 
Buzz Aldrin
 

I present here three clips. The first was my introduction to the idea of alien moon bases from the independent video UFO: the Greatest Story Ever Denied and the second video is my offering into the arena of speculation.  The 'lights' I captured could be nothing more than specs of dust on the film as I had to slow it down considerably to catch the flashes. I really do not know what to make of it, but I do think the white dot in the center of the crater is the kind of light reported by astronaut Ken Mattingly, as it blurs or streaks on the film, unlike a spec of dust.  The third is Aldrin's somewhat rambling, almost unwillingness to tell Larry King the story of his UFO encounter near the moon.    


Make of it what you will, but there seems to be something out there.  Some say we were told to not come back to the moon.  I can only hope we do return someday and soon.

- Mark 

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5/25/11

UFO Formation Near Canton Ohio - 5/24-25 2011 Matches Previous Objects

 
Posted from an anonymous eyewitness on my blog under the May 14th Columbus UFO report  comes this new sighting of a formation of lights near Canton Ohio.  
 
Anonymous said...

I saw about 10-12 orange lights tonight, hovering around in an odd formation, for about 5 min. then they were gone. This was near Canton, OH. Reading about some other sightings, sounds very much the same. I was thinking maybe night time sky divers, or? Never seen anything like it! Anyone one else see anything in Ohio tongiht?

5/23/11

Delaware UFO Sighting - More Reports of the 5/21/2011 Event


I recieved more reports about the lights in Delaware Ohio from Saturday 5/21/2011. They are as follows. 

Anonymous said...



I saw those lights last night. It was possibly the scariest thing ive ever seen. Ive always been a skeptic about everything, but that made me reevaluate things. 6 of us saw it.

Another report came to my e-mail today:


My husband, 2 adult daughters and I saw the UFO's/saucer's last Saturday night in Delaware around 10:00 - 10:30 pm. It was right behind our housing development. Possible coming from the field behind us? There was at least 8 of them shooting up in the sky. They turned white, yellow and red. They rocked back and forth for a minute and it looked like a couple of them went into eachother? Eventually, they went into the clouds or...something? Why I say "something" is? Our camera show's something that looked like a full moon but...we didn't see the moon when we we're looking up? It may have been in the clouds and it only appeared in our camera and only on the 3rd picture that we took? Plus, I don't think the moon is northwest at 10:00 - 10:30 at night? Unfortunately, we we're to late to get the whole thing with our camera, but we we're able to get the end.


The best of the submitted photos


The picture is hard to make out - even after some enhancements, but those lights look too big to be stars. 

Thanks to everyone who reported their sighting and keep them coming! 
- Mark

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Great Lakes Mysteries - Monsters, Ghost Ships, UFOs & Vortexes of Doom

Marble Head Lighthouse. Photo by Mark Turner

Before Europeans encountered the great lakes, the Native Americans had hunted along its banks and fished and drank from its waters.  The stories that come down from them begins our strange tales of the Great Lakes.

Monsters . . .

Charles Cassady Jr. relates many native American Legends in his Paranormal Great Lakes (a book that covers all of the subjects listed in this article and so much more. I highly recommend it!) 

Chippewa and Canadian Indians told of Naitaka, a long necked monster that ate men and deer alike.  The Chippewa also told of a nameless beast, the Giant Sturgeon of Lake Superior that ate whole ships.  Ojibway Indians said Mishipishu was another monster of Lake Superior.  It was a giant, cat-like creature, with something like spines down its back, who protected its copper at Isle Royale & Michipicoten Island, like a dragon protecting its gold.  It's tail could level one whole village.  And then there was the snake-like Mishi Ginabig, a great Horned Serpent who battled the equally massive Thunderbird.  The Thunderbird won the battle, taking the giant serpent form the water and carrying it away, as lightning flashed and thunder shook the skies.  There were spirits along the lakes too; the Wendigo drove men to madness and cannibalism.

View of Lake Erie from Marble Head. Photo by KK Lewis

More modern reports are of a creature with the non-threatening name of South Bay Bessie in Lake Erie, sometimes called Lem or Lemmy as a shortening of Lake Erie Monster or the Great Snake of Lake Erie.  In 1793 the captain of the sloop Facility startled a large creature more that 16 and a half feet long.  From then on, sightings of the elusive creature were reported from the 1800's into modern times.  Was this a cousin of Mishi Ginabig in a bordering lake?

Storm over Lake Erie by Mark Turner
Vortexes of Doom . . .

The Great Lakes are some of the most treacherous waters known to sailors, and they have claimed many ships and lives over the centuries.  Some of these wrecks have strange legends attached to them.  There are over 1000 ships claimed by the lakes.  It is no wonder that there are two mystery triangles or areas of doom given to these lakes.  There is a Great Lakes Triangle, because the lakes are formed in a kind of triangle, and the Michigan Triangle.  Like the Bermuda Triangle off the coast of Florida, these triangles are said to cause strange disappearances, vortexes, instrument anomalies, and the like. More on the curse of the Michigan triangle to follow.

Ghost Ships . . .

The first Ghost Ship of the lakes is the Griffon.  In 1678, after setting sail from Green Bay, the ship had made it to its destination in Wisconsin, but once setting sail again, it is believed to have entered a storm.  The Griffon was never seen again.  That is until Indian tribes reported seeing the ship along Lake Erie, Huron & Michigan.  It was sighted by sailors in northern Michigan.  They sailed to the ship, but the closer they got, the Griffon vanished.  Some accounts say that the Iroquois prophet, Metiomek, thought the Griffon was made to destroy the Great Spirit, Gitchee Manitou, and put a curse on the Griffon.  It is said you can still see the the ship glowing at night.       

The best ghost ship sighting is from Rowley Murphy, who was on Lake Ontario in 1910.  While sleeping, he was awakened in the middle of the night by a steamer's whistle-alarm blasts.  In the moonlight, Rowley could see a small, older design of steamer ship.  The alarm blasts continued.  Several men boarded a dingy and went out to offer aid.  As the men reached the area where there should have been a ship, they were greeted with nothing but open water. The phantom ship had vanished.        

UFOs . . . 

The Michigan Triangle is attributed with the mysterious disappearance of Northwest Orient Airlines, Flight 2501.  On June 23rd, 1950, in the late evening hours, radio contact with the DC-4 was lost.  The plane was over what some call the center of the Michigan Triangle.  Two hours after the last call from the flight to traffic control, a UFO was spotted in the area. Though debris and bodies were recovered, the plane was never found.

There are theories that an Alien base exists under one or several of the lakes.  Reports of USO's or Under Submarine Objects from the Great Lakes dated back to the 1940's and into our current era.  In 1951, a steamship captain and his crew saw an orange craft over Lake Superior with two glowing portholes.  And in August of 1952, a TWA pilot reported being 'buzzed' by a flying saucer.  That same month the Air Force Radar base on Keweenaw Peninsula reported a 'formation' of UFO's over Lake Superior.

In the last few years, video of UFOs over the lakes have made the rounds.  Some do give me reason to pause and wonder what power lurks beneath the dangerous waters of the Great Lakes.

- Mark

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For a list of Michigan Ghost Ships visit http://www.paramyst.com/ghostships.html     

Sources:

Paranormal Great Lakes: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, by Charles Jr Cassady it's got it all!

http://www.paranormalknowledge.com/articles/the-ghost-ship-of-the-griffin.html

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Delaware UFO Sightings - More Reports on the 5/21/2011 Event

UFOs Formation Delaware Ohio - May 21 2011

Columbus Ohio UFO - Video & Eyewitness Report - Saturday May 14th 2011

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5/22/11

UFOs Make Formation in Delaware, Ohio - May 21 2011


Last night 5/21/2011, I saw a post from Megan Holland-Hord that she had viewed lights in the sky in the Delaware Ohio Area.   "They looked like fireworks shooting up, but never exploded. They slowly faded the higher they got into the sky."  I figured they were probably flares as that is what she thought they were.  But then I received the following comment on my Columbus Ohio UFO - Video & Eyewitness Report - Saturday May 14th 2011

Justin posts the following:

This just happened north of Delaware, OH. I watched for 5 minutes with my wife and her parents while the lights took formations and changed them a couple times then disappeared into the very low clouds. I even saw 2 of the lights rise up to take formation with the others. Creepiest thing I have ever seen....    
          5/21/2011



The video below was shot in Columbus Ohio, the county just south of Delaware, on the previous Saturday, May 14th.  Megan posted the following comment;





Mark, that video was IT!!! I had absolutely no idea what the lights were, but when my friend said flares, I was thinking, well maybe... I've never seen flares, so I don't know. But now I know... NOPE not flares!!!!! They were amber and yellow. The weird thing, is that they didn't shoot up in a perfectally straight line and they weren't fast at all. Very, very eerie!



If anyone has any more information, or if you have seen something unusual or have a paranormal story, share it with us. 

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Our Lady of Consolation - Miracles & Orbs in Carey Ohio


In 2010, we took a trip north to Carey Ohio to visit Our Lady of Consolation, an impressive Catholic basilica and shrine.  It is a place that, for some, holds the power to heal.  The first miracle attributed to the shrine dates back to May 24th, 1875, when a statue of Our Lady of Consolation was to be moved by precession from the Frenchtown parish to the church in Carey.  The day before a violent storm with heavy winds and lightning raged all day.  On the day of the procession, heavy rain still fell even during mass. The priest considered calling the whole thing off the but the people assembled to begin the precession while the rain still poured.
"But behold, as soon as the statue was brought out of the church the sun pierced the clouds and was shining on the whole line of the procession all the way to the church-"  Then after the seven mile walk;  "Scarcely had we entered the church with the statue, when all of a sudden the rain poured down like a cloudburst and hardly anyone found time to enter the church to seek shelter elsewhere to escape the rain."  - Father Gordon, 1875
The statue in modern times.


There are stories of people coming to this place, praying and then later, experiencing a miraculous healing. Inside the church is large collection of crutches and canes that are from those who's prayers were answered. From the website Women on the Road comes the following two miracles;

by: Anonymous

When I was a child my grandmother would take me to the shrine on a bus trip from Ravenna, Ohio. This was mainly because I had a condition known as leg perthes. I wore a full brace on my right leg and a large 6" cork base shoe on my left foot. At 7 years old I was told that this condition would last for my entire life. After 3 years of Assumption visits I was cured. My brace is in the basement of the old church along with various other peoples crutches, bandages, etc.
I am now 53 years old and eternally grateful to the Blessed Mary for helping me.

Grace
by: Anonymous


We visited for daughter who after 7 years was blessed with a daughter, Grace and now 2 healthy boys to complete her family. Please now pray for Andrea who needs healing...
We visited on a weekday, so we could take in the art and architecture with out bothering worshipers.  We walked into the dimly lit church and felt a little out of place.  There were people there, they were obviously very sad, praying probably for an ill loved one.  There were leaving their prayers in the baskets left there.  They did not seem to notice us.  It wasn't until later that we saw orbs in our photos.  They could be particles of dust lit by the flash, or as some claim, spirits. I'm not sure what to think, but when blown-up, they are a bit spooky.





In the lower part of the church, I was startled by the sight of Saint Padre Pio, the priest who throughout his life experienced the stigmata, or 'the wounds of Christ'.  I was able to get in one photo before my batteries died.   I wondered if maybe the saint wanted me to pray instead of taking photos?



We then made our way to Shrine Park.

Shrine Park Alter
The gold plated statue is 12 feet high and the memorial altar is made of marble making this imposing structure some 50 high.  The art leading to the alter is something to behold as well.  There is something unusual about this place, a true power center of catholic belief and for an outsider like me, more than a little humbling.  If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend a visit to the basilica and national shrine of Our Lady of Consolation and make sure you bring extra batteries for your camera.  

- Mark       

 

5/19/11

New York UFO Flap of the 1980's

In the history of UFO sightings of the late 20th century, I believe the following video tape evidence is one of the most dramatic.  From the Hudson Valley, comes Bob Pozzuoli's 1984 video of a craft over a nuclear power plant.




You can follow the above link, which I uploaded sometime ago.  There are other videos there about the same incident.  I edited this one down a bit for time, but overall this is the best video on the event.  They often do not show the hoax with the planes in the other video's and just sum up all the sightings as the plane hoax.  The rotating craft hovering over the nuclear plant, those are not planes.

Upstate New York is also a mysterious place where a lot of UFO activity has taken place over the past three decades.  Whitley Strieber lived in this area and his book Communion is about his experiences with unexplained intruders during the early 1980's in NY.      




I lived in upstate New York for about a year and drove by Pine Bush everyday on my way to work.  I did not see any lights in the sky, but at night, the Catskills are indeed a very spooky place. If you go to YouTube, you will see that there is no end to the wealth of video presented from this part of the state. I have many speculations on what the origin of all of these lights could be.  Some may have earthly explanations, while I must say, that I do entertain some wild theories.  A vortex of some kind? A nearby alien base? Something in the chemical composition of the land that they need? 

Whatever the case, the video I uploaded from an old HBO show is something that is not a hoax.  If Robert Hastings book, UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites, ever goes back into print, I would like to have a copy.  I know that he runs off a dizzying list of incidents from nuclear sites, that even if these things are not from space, we should all be a little concerned for our nations safety.      

- Mark 

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5/17/11

Sleeping Where a Man Died




This story comes to us from a woman who wishes to remain Anonymous . . .

My personal encounter with a spirit was at my sister’s house in Cardington Ohio in 2000.  My oldest sister had been married for 22 years. Her husband, who was an abusive alcoholic, came down with cirrhosis of the liver and died suddenly. She said she had to sell the house they had lived in for years because it was just too big for her alone. While it was for sale, she asked me to stay there and watch it for her to make sure it wasn’t setting empty because she now lived in another city and couldn’t check on it as often as I could. So I agreed to help out.

One night, while I stayed there alone by myself, I slept in the bedroom that they used. Around 2 a.m., I was awakened by a loud pound on the floorboard below my bed. Not just like someone hitting it, but a hard, pound that moved the bed. Startled, I sat straight up and thought, what the heck is that? I checked around and found that there was nothing in the basement below me. I thought I’d been dreaming. My brother-in-law used to hang out in the basement below that bedroom and drink and God only knows what else. He could be a violent person when he wasn’t sober, like killing dogs and other animals. He died in that house in the bathroom, which is close to that bedroom I slept in that night. I will always believe he was telling me I wasn’t welcome there and to leave soon.

Fortunately for me, I didn’t stay there another night because the house sold soon after that incident. I’ve never asked my sister, but I believe she didn’t want to keep the house for reasons other than what she told me.

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5/16/11

Ohio & Indiana see Same UFO on Same Day - May 15th 2011



First the report from this past weekend of similar objects seen in Ohio and Massachusetts, and now a singular object of the same color as the previous cluster, and again, in different states on the same day.  Are they from out there, or are they some of our own secret weapons?  Who's to say, and who will?

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If you see a UFO send me a report at the link below . . .



See previous reports . . .
     
UFO Formation Near Canton Ohio - 5/24-25 2011 Matches Previous Objects 

Delaware UFO Sightings - More Reports on the 5/21/2011 Event

UFOs Formation Delaware Ohio - May 21 2011

Columbus Ohio UFO - Video & Eyewitness Report - Saturday May 14th 2011

5/15/11

Columbus Ohio UFO - Video & Eyewitness Report - Saturday May 14th 2011






This past Saturday night (5/14/2011) I was made aware of the above sighting from a friend of mine who lives in Columbus Ohio. He said there were posts on the net about 'glowing lights in the sky'.  After doing some research, I was directed to the video shown here, recorded on the same night and from Columbus Ohio. I then contacted the gentleman who uploaded the video and was given the following reply.
The time was around 10 PM., the sighting lasted around 10 minutes, the object was in the sky it then disappear into the clouds, we think. Very low clouds in the sky that night, that is why it seems that they go from a group to a single light.

I noticed also on the National UFO Reporting Center website there are two similar sightings, both with 12 amber objects - we saw the exact same thing (they appear white in my video).
I did a minor light and contrast adjustment on my video and the object clearly had one central light that brightened and dimmed with the others, and it also had two smaller lights on left and right outriggers.
 - Chris
I have posted here the two simular reports, both from 6 days earlier on May 8th, 2011.  The first is from Barnesville Ohio, which is only 180 miles or about 2 hours east from Columbus.
 From the National UFO Reporting Center


Occurred : 5/8/2011 21:23
Location: Barnesville, OH
Shape: Unknown
Duration:2 Minutes

A flight of 12 aircraft flying silently in four V shaped formations of 3 were sighted on May 8 at 21:23 Hours over Belmont County Ohio.

A flight of 12 aircraft flying North to South in four V shaped formations of 3 were sighted on May 8 at 21:23 Hours over Western Belmont County.

The formation displayed bright orange lights and moved at high speed with no sound and then flickered into black after approximately two minutes.

Witnesses from the local farm bureau and a fast food restaurant saw the flight, one has a military service record with the U.S. Air Force.
Then from New Bedford Massachusetts comes the following May 8th sighting from the National UFO Reporting Center
Occurred : 5/8/2011 22:15
Location: New Bedford, MA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes

12 silent amber moving lights were observed under a cloud cover lower than airplanes fly

At 10:15 pm 12 amber colored lights were seen in the northern sky under a complete cloud cover.

These lights moved in reverse "C" pattern. They moved erratically, but slower than an airplane. They were completely silent. No engine noise was heard.

Gradually the lights blinked out and the sky was empty.

These lights were lower in the sky than an airplane would be flying, and the lights were not blinking at all.
If you see a UFO send me a report at the link below . . .


See previous reports . . .
     
UFO Formation Near Canton Ohio - 5/24-25 2011 Matches Previous Objects 

Delaware UFO Sightings - More Reports on the 5/21/2011 Event

UFOs Formation Delaware Ohio - May 21 2011

More reports of the Ohio UFO wave

5/14/11

Mystery of the Merchant Ball - The Rotating Tombstone


For generations, Merchant monument in the Cemetery of Marion Ohio has moved on its own.  
The unpolished base of the massive granite ball, that once rested on the pedestal, has moved for over a century.  No one has a positive answer as to why the two and half tonne granite ball is able to move with out the help of any known external forces.  There are many theories but no solid answer.


The Merchant family, was a wealthy and important name in the early years of Marion.  Soon after erecting the monument on the family grave site in 1896, the ball began to move, exposing the unpolished base beneath.  The Merchant family had the ball put back in its original place.  The ball was secured with tar.  Little time passed before the ball was on the the move again.  It's estimated to move about 2 inches every year.

Some have speculated unnatural reasons for the movement; mystery vortexes of energy, restless spirits etc.. Something to do with astronomical alignments and 2012?  Maybe not.     

The ball became popular when it was published in Ripley's Believe It or Not in 1929.


Vincent Price in House on Haunted Hill
Vincent Price, star of classic horror films, is said to have visited the ball on a visit to Ohio.  The ball has been a kind of local curiosity. We use to talk about it when I was a school kid.

A site called the Avalon Foundation has written a fairly good summary of the balls history and their account of applying scientific tests to the monument. The mystery continues.             



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